Neuroscience

Neurons absorb and release water when firing, study suggests

Neurons absorb and release water when they relay messages throughout the brain, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. Tracking this water movement with imaging technology ...

Neuroscience

'Missing mutation' found in severe infant epilepsy

Researchers have discovered a "missing mutation" in severe infant epilepsy—long-suspected genetic changes that might trigger overactive, brain-damaging electrical signaling leading to seizures They also found early indications ...

Medical research

New insights into sodium channel structure

Northwestern Medicine scientists have mapped the complete structure of a voltage-gated sodium channel, proteins in the membrane of cells that play an important role in many diseases. The findings were published in Nature ...

Health

Too much salt could potentially contribute to liver damage

A sprinkle of salt can bring out the flavor of just about any dish. However, it's well known that too much can lead to high blood pressure, a potentially dangerous condition if left untreated. Now scientists report a new ...

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